12 minutes | Jan 24, 2020

Shared Decision Making

You have two patients. One is a 53 year old male with a past medical history of diabetes, and he's presenting to the emergency room with an abscess on his upper back, it has been growing larger for the past four days. His vitals are significant for a heart rate of 108 and temp of 99.9. Meanwhile down the hall, you're also seeing a 25 year old female who recently gave birth three weeks ago, she complains of chills, fatigue, and back pain. She has normal vital signs aside from tachycardia of 131. I saw both of these patients during a recent shift, and today I want to go over each case as a way to discuss a very important topic and how we as providers, communicate with, and ultimately care for our patients. Today we're talking about shared decision making. - Do you have a question you'd like for us to answer? Submit your question here (it's free) and we'll answer on our next podcast episode: https://www.askmedgeeks.com - Stay up to date with our monthly audio program In the Know. Get a free trial: https://www.medgeek.co/in-the-know-order-form-free - Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/medgeeksinc - Check out our free resources here: https://medgeeks.co/start-here - This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing standard of care in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast, video, or blog.  
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